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Harold Herbert George Clinkard

In memory of:

Private Harold Herbert George Clinkard

June 7, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

192193

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Clinkard (now Woodley), of Cowley Rd., Littlemore, Oxford, England.

Commemorated on Page 68 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. C. 8.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CLEAL TO CONNOLLY.  Microform Sequence 21; Volume Number 31829_B016730. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165.  Page 243 of 1384.
  • Honour roll– British Home Children World War 1 Honour Roll
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Pte Harold H G Clinkard 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Lijssenthoek British Military Cemetery, Belgium. Dileas Gu Brath.

Photo by BGen G Young 15th Bn Memorial Project Team 11 Nov 09
  • Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo  BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 
DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch– 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..
 
DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap badge of the 92 Bn which he originally joined before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Photo BGen Young 15th Bn Memorial Project.

DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– The memorial on Observatory Ridge was unveiled and dedicated on 22 October 2011 to commemorate the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF (48th Highlanders of Canada) on 3 June 1916 during the Battle of Mount Sorrel.  Photo by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Memorial Plaque– The memorial on Observatory Ridge was unveiled and dedicated on 22 October 2011 to commemorate the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF (48th Highlanders of Canada) on 3 June 1916 during the Battle of Mount Sorrel.  Photo by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side). Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side). Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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